Phenotypic characterization of the indigenous chickens ( Gallus gallus ) in the northwest of Algeria

@inproceedings{Dahloum2016PhenotypicCO,
  title={Phenotypic characterization of the indigenous chickens ( Gallus gallus ) in the northwest of Algeria},
  author={L. Dahloum and N Moula and Miloud Halbouche and Sandrine Mignon-Grasteau},
  year={2016}
}
This study was conducted to characterize local chickens in the northwest of Algeria based on some phenotypic traits and to look at prediction of body weight from morphometric measurements (linear body). The results indicated that the predominant comb colour was dark red (77.8 %), followed by light red (22.2 %). Tarsus colour was either white (40.9 %), grey (31 %), yellow (15.39 %), dark (8.05 %), or green (4.51 %). Most chickens (81.7 %) had orange eyes, while 10.37 and 7.92 % had yellow and… CONTINUE READING